Sender Control of Acknowledgement Delays in QUIC
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QUIC                                                          J. Iyengar
Internet-Draft                                                    Fastly
Intended status: Standards Track                                I. Swett
Expires: 25 July 2020                                             Google
                                                         22 January 2020

            Sender Control of Acknowledgement Delays in QUIC
                    draft-iyengar-quic-delayed-ack-00

Abstract

   This document describes a QUIC extension for an endpoint to control
   its peer's delaying of acknowledgements.

Note to Readers

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   <https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/search/?email_list=quic>.

   Working Group information can be found at <https://github.com/
   quicwg>; source code and issues list for this draft can be found at
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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Terms and Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Negotiating Extension Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  ACK-FREQUENCY Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Multiple ACK-FREQUENCY Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Sending Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     6.1.  Response to Reordering  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.2.  Expediting Congestion Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.3.  Batch Processing of Packets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   7.  Computation of Probe Timeout Period . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   10. Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   Appendix A.  Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

1.  Introduction

   This document describes a QUIC extension for an endpoint to control
   its peer's delaying of acknowledgements.

1.1.  Terms and Definitions

   The keywords "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "NOT RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and
   "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in BCP
   14 [RFC2119] [RFC8174] when, and only when, they appear in all
   capitals, as shown here.

   In the rest of this document, "sender" refers to a QUIC data sender
   (and acknowledgement receiver).  Similarly, "receiver" refers to a
   QUIC data receiver (and acknowledgement sender).

   An "acknowledgement packet" refers to a QUIC packet that contains
   only an ACK frame.

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   This document uses terms, definitions, and notational conventions
   described in Section 1.2 and Section 1.3 of [QUIC-TRANSPORT].

2.  Motivation

   A receiver acknowledges received packets, but it can delay sending
   these acknowledgements.  The delaying of acknowledgements can impact
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